With problems springing up everyday and pressure building up in different angles, mental, physical and emotional, you’re bound to be stressed out! The world’s getting crazier by the minute and it doesn’t seem like it’ll stop any time soon.
You’re anxious, worried, freaked. You’re upset about (pick one): money, health, work, family, love. Your heart is beating fast, your breathing is shallow and rapid, your mind is imagining doom, and you wish you could just relax…now! Whether you have a full-blown anxiety disorder or are just freaking out, you may not want to try medication—at least not yet.
There are many safe nondrug remedies for anxiety, from mind-body techniques to supplements to calming teas. Some start working right away, while others may help lessen anxiety over time.
While medications to treat these anxiety conditions are often an important component in the management of anxiety, there is also many natural, do-it-yourself techniques that can help calm you down, either in place of medications or as a supplement to them.
Next time you’re too tense to cope, consider trying one of these natural options for relief.
Green tea is considered one of the healthiest drinks. It is also effective in combating anxiety and nervousness.
It contains essential amino acids called L-theanine. This substance helps to stabilize the heart rate and the blood pressure. At the same time, it lowers tension and improves the ability to concentrate.
1 tablespoon of green tea
1 cup of water
Put the tablespoon of tea in a cup of boiling water and let it sit for 10 minutes.
Run it through a colander and drink it.
Take a maximum of 2 times a day.
The delicious aroma of lavender is a great relaxant for those who suffer from stress, anxiety and nerves.
Lavender is a natural tranquilizer that lessens tension and balances the activity of the nervous system.
2 tablespoons of dried lavender
1 quart of water
the juice of one lemon
Boil a quart of water and add the lavender
Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes and add the lemon juice if desired.
Drink 2 to 3 glasses a day.
3.Linden tree tea
Linden tree tea is one of the most recommended remedies for nervousness and anxiety.
This plant has relaxing properties that help balance the nerves and physical tension.
1 tablespoon of Linden tree leaves
1 cup of water
Bring one cup of water to a boil and then add the leaves.
Let this sit for 10 minutes at room temperature and then drink it.
Drink 2 cups per day.
4.Valerian tea to relax
Since antiquity, Valerian has been a valued substance for its relaxing qualities.
Its compounds reduce stress, control nervousness and help to bring on sleep when people have insomnia.
A tablespoon of Valerian
1 cup of water
Put the Valerian in a cup of boiling water and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
Rinse it in a colander and drink sips.
Drink 2 or 3 cups a day.
If you have a jittery moment, a cuppa chamomile tea might help calm you down. Some compounds in chamomile (Matricaria recutita) bind to the same brain receptors as drugs like Valium.
You can also take it as a supplement, typically standardized to contain 1.2% apigenin (an active ingredient), along with dried chamomile flowers. In one study at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, in Philadelphia, patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) who took chamomile supplements for eight weeks had a significant decrease in anxiety symptoms compared to patients taking placebo.
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